Denis O'Dea (1905–1978)

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Denis O'Dea was born on April 26, 1905 in Dublin, Ireland. He was an actor, known for The Fallen Idol (1948), Esther and the King (1960) and Treasure Island (1950). He was married to Siobhan McKenna. He died on November 5, 1978 in Dublin. See full bio »


(age 73) in Dublin, Ireland

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The Fallen Idol Inspector Crowe
Treasure Island Dr. Livesy
Mogambo Father Josef


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 1960 Esther and the King
 1959 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Very Rev. Thomas Canon Skerritt
- Shadow and Substance (1959) ... Very Rev. Thomas Canon Skerritt
 1959 Darby O'Gill and the Little People
Father Murphy
 1959 The Magical World of Disney (TV Series)
Father Murphy
- I Captured the King of the Leprechauns (1959) ... Father Murphy
 1957 The Story of Esther Costello
Father Devlin
 1957 The Rising of the Moon
Police Sergeant Tom O'Hara (3rd Episode)
 1955 Captain Lightfoot
Regis Donnell
 1954 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series)
Major Talon
- The Refugee (1954) ... Major Talon
 1953 Mogambo
Father Josef
 1953 Sea Devils
 1953 Niagara
Inspector Starkey
 1951 Never Take No for an Answer
Father Damico
 1951 Never Take No for an Answer
Father Damico
 1951 The Whiteheaded Boy (TV Movie)
 1951 Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N.
RAdm. Sir Rodney Leighton
 1951 The Long Dark Hall
Sir Charles Morton
 1950 Treasure Island
Dr. Livesy
 1949 Landfall
Captain Burnaby
 1949 Under Capricorn
Mr. Corrigan
 1949 Marry Me
 1949 The Bad Lord Byron
Prosecuting Counsel
 1948 The Fallen Idol
Inspector Crowe
 1947 The Mark of Cain
Sir William Godgrey
 1947 Odd Man Out
 1936 The Plough and the Stars
The Covey
 1936 Beloved Enemy
Sean's I.R.A. Friend (uncredited)
 1935 The Informer
Street Singer (as Dennis O'Dea)
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Irish character actor who appeared in 1950s movies as bull-headed police officers and priests in both Britain and America. See more »

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